New fireball by Starlink reentry on February 10th

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February 10th 2022

Once again, the Calar Alto cameras have recorded the impressive fireball that was generated as a result of the re-entry into the atmosphere of a Starlink-1668 satellite on February 10, at around 8:51 p.m. local time (equivalent to 7:51 p.m. universal).

The satellite had a mass of 260 kg and was launched on the Falcon 9 by SpaceX on October 6, 2020.

This phenomenon was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, El Aljarafe, and La Hita (Toledo).

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Two fireballs during the night from January 29th to 30th

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January 30th 2022

Two bright fireballs have been registered with the SMART Project’s detector.

First fireball happened above north of Spain at 23h26 UT of January 29th and was registered with detectors located at Calar Alto (Almería), El Guijo (Madrid), La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, Seville, El Aljarafe and La Hita (Toledo).

Second one above north Morocco skies took place at 02h16 UT could be registered with detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería),  Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Seville, Huelva, El Aljarafe and La Hita (Toledo).

Both events were also registered with some of the external cameras operated at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería.

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Fireball by Starlink reentry on January 23th

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January 25th 2022

This impressive fireball was generated as a result of the reentry into the atmosphere of a Starlink satellite on January 23, at about 22:59 local time (equivalent to 21:59 universal time).

The satellite had a mass of 260 kg and was launched by SpaceX on January 24, 2021. A large number of casual eyewitnesses could see the spectacular event that crossed the Spanish sky among many others.

This phenomenon was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, El Aljarafe, and La Hita (Toledo). 

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Bright fireball between Teruel and Guadalajara provinces on January 19th

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January 21st 2022

At  04:11 UT (05:11 on January 19, a bright fireball flew above the skies of Teruel and Guadalajara provinces (Center Spain).

This object could be registered with SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), Seville and La Hita (Toledo) observatories.

Some of the external cameras of Calar Alto Observatory also registered this event.

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Fireball above Mediterranean Sea in front of Almería's coast on January 18th

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January 19th 2022

On the evening of January 18th, at 18h20 UT, a fireball flew above the Mediterranean Sea, just in front of Almería (South Spain) coasts. 

This object was registered with the SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Huelva and Seville observatories.

Again, one of the external cameras of Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, also recorded this phenomena. 

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